Wi-Fi Epidemic?

In some of Europe’s largest countries Wi-Fi has been banned from daycare centres and nurseries and more and more schools – but there is currently no similar moves here in Australia. Recently France banned wi-fi from centres where children under the age of 3 spend time.  Israel is investigating the effect of Wi-Fi upon school students.

Channel 7 news has reported that Wi-Fi exposure may be an epidemic in the making:

Report by Brian Seymour

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Former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey knew smart meters caused harm…..

In a 2010 email to PG&E, California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey admits he knew smart meters caused harm and that he believed PG&E should do something about it, albeit “quietly”.



This video is a “must see”:

Evidence has now been made public of illegal actions and collusion between former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey and utility PG&E, as criminal investigations continue.

For more information see: http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2015/02/13/utility-commissioners-private-emails-reveal-conspiracy/



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Smart meter problems force Balwyn North family out of home – Herald Sun/Leader

A SMART meter has caused untold grief for a Balwyn­ North family of four, eventually forcing them out of their home.

John Aparo and Virginia Lo Giudice and their two sons, Alexander and Lucas, said they were left with no choice but to move after their smart meter was installed near her bedroom.

“I started having heart palpitations and not being able to sleep,” Mrs Lo Giudice said. “It would take me an hour to get to sleep and then I was constantly waking up every couple of hours.

“I also had nausea during the morning and headaches, was always fatigued and had no energy, and just had a general feeling of being unwell.”

Mrs Lo Giudice said she hadn’t experienced those symptoms before the smart meter was fitted.

She said she saw her doctor, who carried out a number of tests, but couldn’t find any underlying issues.

“I couldn’t bring it down to anything else because we had been living in that house for years and never had any problems.”

The 49-year-old said she called CitiPower — who had connected the electronic device outside her bedroom window — to see if she could have it removed or relocated, but was unsuccessful.

CitiPower spokesman Drew Douglas said it, along with Powercor Australia, had put in all but 4000 smart meters out of 1.1 million in its service area.

“Throughout the entire process we’ve tried to work with customers for anyone that has concerns about smart meters for any reason, keeping in mind it was a government-mandated program,” Mr Douglas said.

In reference to Mrs Lo Giudice’s specific case, he said “once the meters had been installed, we didn’t have old meters to put back in”.

Mrs Lo Giudice said she redesigned the layout of her home, including moving her bedroom downstairs.

“In the end, it was too hard to reconfigure the house, so I thought if we can’t move the smart meter, we’ll just move ourselves.

“I was sick and tired of feeling that way and I know that when we went away or when I wasn’t near the smart meter, my symptoms went away and I felt good, so I didn’t want to risk any further complications.”

Mrs Lo Giudice said she didn’t want to leave the area, so they bought another house on the same street when it became available.

Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the smart meter rollout was almost complete.

“Independent testing has shown that electromagnetic signals are lower than many other common household devices, such as cordless phones and baby monitors,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

Mr Douglas said the smart meter’s internal radio transmitter worked at about half the signal strength of a mobile phone. “It makes the equivalent of a mobile phone call of a few seconds length, several times a day,” he said.

But Lou Coppola, a candidate for the People Power Victoria — No Smart Meters party at November’s state election, said the Government hadn’t conducted any long-term research into the meters’ health effects.

“If Virginia was the only case, you could say it’s one of those freaky sort of things and there’s probably not enough data to make a considered or informed decision,” Mr Coppola said.

“But when you consider there are thousands of people that are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation, which is emitted by the smart meters, you have to say there is a problem.”

Via: Herald Sun/Leader


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Australian study puts Victoria at centre stage of the smart meter controversy

JournalA 92 case series report by Melbourne medical practitioner Dr Federica Lamech titled “Self-Reporting of Symptom Development From Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields of Wireless Smart Meters in Victoria, Australia: A Case Series.” has been published in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of the US clinical journal ‘Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine’. The journal is a PubMed listed, peer-reviewed publication.


Alternative Therapies

The case series was compiled using de-identified data collected by Steve Weller B.Sc.

It reveals that the most commonly reported symptoms from exposure to wireless smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation) and (7) dizziness; and that the effects of these symptoms on people’s lives were significant.

Table 2. Effect on People’s Lives

  1. Having to go on a disability pension
  2. Not being able to use part of one’s house
  3. Restricting freedom of movement
  4. Spending a lot of money on shielding products
  5. Causing financial problems
  6. Causing relationship problems
  7. Having to undergo otherwise unnecessary medical investigations
  8. Needing to see a psychologist and doctors
  9. Producing general deterioration in quality of life
  10. Needing to restrict time spent using a computer
  11. Needing to avoid all EMR emitting devices
  12. Being unable to drive
  13. Causing secondary stress
  14. Having to temporarily move out of one’s home while it was being shielded
  15. Developing concerns about long-term effects of exposure
  16. Relocating bedroom
  17. Decreased performance at work
  18. Being unable to work
  19. Being able to feel normal only when away from home
  20. Causing several issues, such as lethargy or cognitive impairment, secondary to sleep disturbances
  21. Needing to move into a caravan 25 km out of town
  22. Sleeping in a van for 6 months
  23. Relocating to another state

Abbreviation: EMR = electromagnetic radiation.

A draft of the report had already gained support from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) last year with a public statement by them that “It is a well documented 92 case series that is scientifically valid. It clearly demonstrates adverse health effects in the human population from smart meter emissions.”


Stop Smart Meters Australia is of the opinion that this report will help the global, international effort to better understand the effects of nonionizing radiation and of wireless smart meters in particular, on human health.

Dr Lamech ‘offers the hypothesis that some people can develop symptoms from exposure to radiofrequency fields of wireless smart meters.’ She concludes that ‘This hypothesis cannot be disproven without further assessment of the affected individuals and the electromagnetic fields in which they live.’ Dr Lamech calls for ‘the establishment of a postrollout surveillance study and funding for further research into the particular effects of wireless smart meters, in conjunction with research into the short-term and long-term consequences of EMR exposure.’

The PubMed listed abstract can be found here:


A comprehensive commentary on the report by SkyVision Solutions can be found here: http://smartgridawareness.org/2014/12/07/symptom-development-from-smart-meter-rf-exposure/#more-9615

The full article (which is copyrighted) can be obtained by purchasing an individual copy for $15 US from: https://www.scribd.com/doc/249193352/Self-Reporting-of-Symptom-Development-From-Exposure-to-Radiofrequency-Fields-of-Wireless-Smart-Meters-in-Victoria-Australia-A-Case-Series

Alternatively, individual hard copies of the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine can be purchased by e-mailing the circulation director at jbenson@innovisionhm.com.

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Children more likely to develop cancer from mobile phones

Finally researchers are coming out with studies confirming that using mobile phones poses a higher risk of developing brain cancer. In the video below, Harvard-trained public health physician Dr. David Carpenter discusses research that studied hundreds of people of all ages and shows that chances of malignant tumours forming are doubled in heavy mobile phone users when compared to non users, while in children the rates are almost 5 times as high as non users.

Though telecommunication companies prefer to keep people in the dark, saying that there is no evidence to prove mobile phones cause cancer, it is clear that heavy mobile phone usage can increase chances of developing brain cancer.

Mobile manufacturers and service providers can no longer hide behind the false claim there is no conclusive evidence linking mobile phones to cancer.

Using the speaker feature, not carrying mobile phones on your body, and keeping them in airplane mode when you can ‘disconnect’ are some ways to limit your direct exposure to mobile phone radiation.


Video Link Here

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Amelia Hill – EHS and MCS

Amelia Hill, former feature writer for national magazines such as House & Garden and Real Living Magazine, is allergic to the 21st century and is virtually living inside a bubble in her parents’ home.  Amelia not only suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), but also multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).  These two sensitivities often go hand in hand, giving the sufferer a double whammy.  The sufferer is left unable to cope with not only electromagnetic radiation, but also various chemicals which may be present in items such as a toothpaste, clothing and vehicle exhaust fumes.  Symptoms of EHS often appear at a different time to MCS.

Amelia’s story:



Despite people like Amelia suffering from EHS, power distributors and the Victorian Government continue to claim that people do not suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity – it is merely a figment of the imagination!



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Senate inquiry into the performance and management of electricity network companies

The Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications has commenced publishing the submissions which it received on the performance and management of electricity network companies. The committee is due to report on this matter by the first sitting day in March.

Senate Inquiry webpage

SSMA’s submission is Number 52

To read this submission and other SSMA submissions go to our submissions page.

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